The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to zoology:

Zoology – study of animals. Zoology, or "animal biology", is the branch of biology that relates to the animal kingdom, including the identification, structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct, and how they interact with their ecosystems. The term is derived from Ancient Greek word ζῷον (zōon), i.e. "animal" and λόγος, (logos), i.e. "knowledge, study".[1] To study the variety of animals that exist (or have existed), see list of animals by common name and lists of animals.

Essence of zoology

Branches of zoology

Branches by group studied

By nature of studies

History of zoology



Taxonomy of Animalia

Kingdom: Animalia

General zoology concepts

Notable zoologists

In alphabetical order by surname:

Zoology lists

Further reading

See also


  1. ^ "zoology". Online Etymology Dictionary.